Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Great Pumkins

Well yesterday we were wondering what you do on a cold, fall night when you have no heat. Friday evening our heat went on the fritz. The motor started howling at us and went ka poof. The furnace repair man finally showed up at around 5:00pm on Monday (yes, that is 3 days). He informed us that indeed the motor had lived its last day. Unfortunately, they did not have a motor they could install yesterday. So, to make a long story short. We finally have heat, today.

Back to the original story. Last night we decided to have family pumpkin carving night. It at least took our minds off our frozen extremities for a little while. Madison designed her entire pumpkin while Max gave Daddy specific orders. We enjoyed the crisp fall night with some family fun.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Fun on the Farm

My Cuties

I took the kids out this morning to snap some pictues at a spot that I have been thinking about for several weeks. It is a beautiful farm only about a mile from the house. It sets next to the YMCA where we work out. It is such a beautiful piece of land and I love to snap pictures. Madison loved it, but I had to really work with Max. The photobucket include some of the photos that I took.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

My Little Pumpkins

This weekend we took the kids to the pumpkin patch. I must say that I was very sceptical since we had always gone to Hubers Orchard when we lived in Louisville. I had visited Huber's as a kid and loved to passed that tradition onto my children. So, I had heard that there was a local farm where they had a fall fantasy land for the kids and pumpkins. We thought, why not, and loaded up the kids. I must say the 15 minute drive was much better than the 35 to 40 to Huber's. When we arrived the parking lot was loaded with pumpkins. We proceeded to investigate since it was our first visit. We did pay the addmission to enter fantasy land which proved to be so much fun for Madison and Max. There was a corn teepee, playsets, a hay mountain, petting zoo, zip line, train rides, giant swing, hay obstacle course, pig races, turkey races, hayrides and a corn maze. The farm was very pretty. The 30 Ft pumpkin made out of haybales was pretty neat.

Once we enjoyed all the festivities we picked out our pumpkins and visited the market. The kids were worn out by the time we left. I must say that it was a very fun experience. I also must admit that I think I liked it better than Huber's. Wow, did I really say that!
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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Picture Day

Yesterday was picture day at Madison's school. We had gymnastics in the morning before school. So, we rushed home after gymnastics class and go Maddie ready for her first school pictures. She wanted to wear a new outfit that her Mimi had bought for her for her birthday. I convinced her to wear pigtails since that is Daddy's favorite. She was so excited when she left the house so I thought I would take pictures of her and post them. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Fort Wayne Sunsets

Well as most of you know the short time that we have been in Fort Wayne has been eventful. But I must say that we have definitely slowed down enough to enjoy the beautiful sunsets in Fort Wayne. Pictures do not do them justice but I thought that I would try. I sometimes feel that when I watch the sun go down here, God is reminding me how small I am and how awesome He is.

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